Burning Down the House

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben

Shock Artistry

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, September 26, 2018–January 20, 2019; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 9–September 1, 2019

Real Americans

This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta

Keeping Up Appearances

The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court by Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts by Joan Biskupic

There’s No Place Like Home

Aniara: A Review of Man in Time and Space by Harry Martinson, adapted from the Swedish by Hugh MacDiarmid and Elspeth Harley Schubert

Aniara an opera by Karl-Birger Blomdahl

Aniara a film directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja

When the Soviets Shimmied

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture by Eleonory Gilburd

A Ransomed Dissident: A Life in Art Under the Soviets by Igor Golomstock, translated from the Russian by Sara Jolly and Boris Dralyuk

A More Perfect Union?

Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage by Luuk van Middelaar, translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters

How to Democratize Europe by Stéphanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste, and Antoine Vauchez, translated from the French by Paul Dermine, Marc LePain, and Patrick Camiller

Bassani the Memorious

The Novel of Ferrara by Giorgio Bassani, translated from the Italian and with an introduction by Jamie McKendrick, with a foreword by André Aciman

Moon Fever

The Moon: A History for the Future by Oliver Morton

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 3–September 22, 2019

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley

The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions by Brandon R. Brown

Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race by Roger D. Launius

Apollo 11 a documentary film directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys (50th Anniversary Edition) by Michael Collins


David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed. (October 2019)

Robyn Creswell is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale. He is the author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut. (October 2019)

Margaret Eby is the author of South Toward Home: ­Travels in Southern Literature.
 (August 2019)

Ian Frazier is the author of eleven books, including Great Plains, Family, On the Rez, and Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces. (August 2019)

James Gleick’s most recent book is Time Travel: A History. (August 2019)

Laura Kolbe is a poet and Instructor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
 (August 2019)

Regina Marler is the author of Bloomsbury Pie: The Making of the Bloomsbury Boom. She edited Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America on to Sex and Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell. (November 2019)

James McAuley is the Paris correspondent for The Washington Post. (August 2019)

Alice Oswald will begin her term as Oxford Professor of Poetry in October. Her latest book is Falling Awake. (August 2019)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (August 2019)

Joseph O’Neill teaches at Bard and is the author of four novels, including The Dog and Netherland. His story collection, Good Trouble, was published last year.
 (August 2019)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His new book, The Politics of Pain: Postwar En­gland and the Rise of Nationalism, will be published in the US in November. (October 2019)

John Palattella, a former Literary Editor of The Nation, is an Editor at The Point. (August 2019)

Rachel Polonsky is a Fellow of Murray Edwards College at Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies there. Her latest book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (August 2019)

Steven Simon is Professor of Global Studies at Colby. He was National Security Council Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa from 2011 to 2012. His book The Long Goodbye: The US and the Middle East from the Islamic Revolution to the Arab Spring will be published next year. (August 2019)

Jonathan Stevenson is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Managing Editor of Survival. He was National Security Council Director for ­Political-Military Affairs, Middle East and North Africa, from 2011 to 2013.
 (August 2019)

Jenny Uglow is the author of The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World and Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense. (August 2019)

Alan Weisman is the author of The World Without Us and Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
 (August 2019)

Matthew Zapruder’s fifth collection of poetry, ­Father’s Day, will be published in the fall. He teaches in the MFA ­program at Saint Mary’s College of California and is Editor at Large at Wave Books. (August 2019)